Welcome to my Aliyah Blog, live from Karmiel (כרמיאל).
This is the story of one family’s aliyah in 2010 to the North of Israel (Karmiel – ישראל בצפון – כרמיאל) from just North of London (Bushey), beginning 26th July 2010. We are a family of 3, our delightful toddling little boy is 18 months and we have a new baby on the way in just 7.5 weeks (approximately). We invite you to join the trials, tribulations and (possibly) triumphs of emigrating to the holiest, and craziest country in the world.
We knew it wouldn’t be easy. On our last trip out here, some bloke driving a van randomly backed into the road froma melon stall without looking, almost crashing into our car. When we had the audacity to ask him what the hell he was doing, he said to us:
“Right”, I said. (silly me) “Of course. It’s erev Pesach. So tell me why that gives you the right to drive like a lunatic?”
“This is not London. This is the middle east. We do what we feel.”
That about sums it up really.
Update: As of February 2012 we are living in the beautiful yishuv Eshchar – אשחר – in the Misgav region – משגב – just south of Karmiel.